Friday, October 12, 2012

Artist Of The Day: Graph Rabbit

We get sent a heap of great stuff here at Muzik Dizcovery, however in a year and a half writing for the site I can safely say that no one has struck me in such a forceful and elegant manner as Graph Rabbit. This Brooklyn duo first came to my attention a fortnight ago when their representative submitted an introductory press release along with a link to the group's debut single. The track, "Only Fields," caught me completely off guard, enveloping me in a blissful, ethereal haze of delicate croons and twinkling glockenspiels. It was almost as if someone had taken the very best elements of Beach House, Sigur Ros and Radiohead and stirred them into a cauldron of sparse, harrowing beauty; but in spite of such distinct influences the sound Austin Donohue and Shy Kedmi dreamt up seemed unique to no one besides themselves.

As you'd imagine, I swiftly set about getting my hands on their debut album Snowblind, and to my sheer amazement it not only lived up to that magnificent benchmark but somehow managed to surpass it. In fact, it might just be the best thing I've heard all year, so it's with great enthusiasm and conviction that I urge you to check it out. Here's a full review of the record.

Snowblind is out now. It's streaming in its entirety over at AOL, and you can pick up a physical copy from the band's official website.


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